Salesian guard James Akinjo chooses Georgetown


James Akinjo has found a new college home.

The Salesian point guard announced Monday that he has committed to Georgetown, the decision coming a little more than a month after he asked for a release from the letter of intent he signed with Connecticut in the wake of coach Kevin Ollie’s dismissal.

Georgetown’s Patrick Ewing was among several high-profile coaches to visit Akinjo, a four-star recruit and the Bay Area News Group’s high school player of the year.

According to ESPN, Akinjo had offers from Cal, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa State, Maryland and Pittsburgh.

He was scheduled to visit Arizona.

ESPN rated the 6-foot-1 guard 97th in its Top 100, 22nd at his position and ninth in the state.

Thanks to every coach & every Fan who see the potential in James Akinjo we appreciate it all James Akinjo has decided to continue his education and career with Georgetown!! #gohoyas pic.twitter.com/cUOE6se4L9

— Rachel J (@rachelgotmail1) April 16, 2018

Akinjo averaged 20.7 points and 5.2 assists per game this season as Salesian won a North Coast Section Division III crown and began the regional playoffs ranked No. 1 in the state. The Pride finished 30-2.

“I am just thankful for the opportunity God has given me to be recruited by all these schools,” Akinjo told this publication two weeks ago. “It always feels good to be wanted.”

Wojcik update

Bellarmine College Prep guard Jake Wojcik has been given the OK to reopen his recruitment after Siena coach Jimmy Patsos resigned, the Albany Times Union reported Friday.

Wojcik, a first-team all-Bay Area News Group selection and two-time West Catholic Athletic League MVP, committed to Siena during his junior season and signed in November.

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